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    Re: Working a lunar. was: lunar distance in Wikipedia
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2007 Sep 20, 07:57 +1000
    I agree with George about:

    "Regarding the time necessary to calculate the Lunar Distance problem:"

    ... But I
    wonder, did that answer come out right,and within 22 minutes, at his first
    attempt? Or did he have to make a few tries at it, with some false-starts,
    as I usually have to do, and correcting arithmetic errors, before eventually
    getting things right? For mariners of the lunar era, repeating the same
    calculations day after day, it would all become a matter of routine,
    involving little thought; but for us today , it's rather different.

    Yes indeed .. those of us who can take hours to correctly derive an 'ordinary' round of sights are unlikely to be convinced that hours for lunars is excessive ...


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